Whilst I’ve browsed this site on and off over the years, I’ve never got around to posting anything on the blog. And now I want to, I find I’m not sure how to do it.
That is, I can add a new post, of course by selecting the New button, and I’ve even selected a category. But we are asked to add a second category, with the name of the poster, and to add a category if one doesn’t exist. I cannot see any way to do that. Will keep looking, but please say if you know how, or point me at some instructions if there are any.
Meanwhile, I uploaded an image for the first time yesterday and I’m wondering if anyone can see it. Andy had a look during the meeting and couldn’t find it. I can see it myself, but I wonder if anyone else can. Do I need to do something else to make it public?
The following link will allow you to access wordpress admin functions such as adding a new post after logging onto wordpress.
I suspect I may have a LOT slower internet connection than most RAG members, and one problem I have is that large photos take a very long time to load. The ‘latest posts’ page typically takes 5-10 minutes is there are lots of new pictures that my computer hasn’t cached.
I’m afraid Ken’s very nice rosette is taking a few minutes on its own – which is what has prompted me to post this!
When you insert an image into a post you can select ‘link to media file’ and choose a relatively small display size.
This means the post loads with a smaller version of the image, but if you want full resolution you can click on the smaller image to see it.
Once you have chosen a setting it stays as a default until you change it.
If you have 50MB/s broadband you are probably wondering what I am grumbling about, but believe me, with my 2.9MB/s it makes a big difference 🙂
Each post you publish on the blog should be categorized in at least two categories:
(i) Name of the person publishing the blog – choose this from sub-categories under “Contributor” – if your name does not appear add a new sub-category with your name.
(ii) The nature of the post – e.g. “Astrophotography – Solar System” or “Observing” or “Radio-Astronomy”. Check the existing categories before adding a new one.
It is acceptable to categorize posts under several categories.
You are also able to add tags to your post.